Our first time

Finally!…..we were able to experience Uchiko! It was incredibly delicious (many thanks to some of Dave’s colleagues)

As a “foodie in training” I’m lacking in the fancy verbage to describe these excellent (see what I mean) dishes! Dave might need to follow up with descriptions for this amazing meal/experience we enjoyed. For now, I have pics we took, one word descriptions and a menu description….I hope this inspires you!

Some of our favorites (so far) include:

ham & eggs katsu pork belly, yolk custard, espelette         

decadent  

hamachi japanese yellowtail, pickled green apple, jalapeño

refreshing

shime saba cured norwegian mackerel, tomato, truffle, basil

earthy

jar jar duck smoked and confited duck, super-crunchy duck cracklings, sweet kumquat confit and pickled endives

worth every penny

this last dish is on Food & Wine’s  Top 10 Restaurant Dishes of 2011 list….and yes that’s smoke rising out of the jar….out of this world amazing (I’ve heard Dave say that quite a bit actually).  Unfortunately, Top Chef Texas, Paul Qui was not running around sweating in the kitchen, something tells me he’s paid his dues….better luck next time right?

We will go back for more and I challenge you to take this food journey…..once you start it’s the point of no return 😉  Happy Eating!!

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